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Try a little kindness

by Gary Fishlock

It’s something that our parents and grandparents told us about, but which doesn’t seem to hold much sway in our modern, market society where everything has a price tag

When did it happen? We now live in an age of skepticism, rapid communications and 24-hour news cycles. The dominant sentiment seems to be “what’s in it for me?” How did our society become such a cold, hard place? Surely there’s some kind of antidote to this perpetual negativity and mistrust.

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Cupid’s condoms

by Gary Fishlock

The number one issue many people have with condoms is that the latex deadens sensation – like having sex through a shower curtain

Okay, let’s see if we can have a sensible, adult discussion about condoms while keeping a straight face and without cracking any silly jokes.

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A little doubt can go a long way

by Jim Griffiths

Having that little question mark hovering quietly in the back of your mind can keep you focused on real, obtainable achievements

Self-doubt, to be precise. We’ve all experienced it before – some of us more than others – and usually when undertaking a new venture or commitment, like starting a new job or course of study. You know – that little voice inside your head that says Can I really do this?

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The perfect Christmas Menu

by Daniel Baker

It’s often useful to design a menu that can easily be turned from a cold to a hot meal (or vice versa) without too much thought or drama

Picture it. Christmas Day, 2015. You wake up to a cold and drizzly morning. Certainly not the hot, sultry conditions the TV weatherman has been promising for days. And which you’ve designed your whole Christmas spread around. It’s a social and domestic disaster! What to do?

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How to write a cover letter

by Ruth Felice

Your cover letter has a lot of potential for improving your chance of being called in for an interview

So you’re trying to win the job of your dreams, but first you have to make it to the interview. It’s not just your resume that employers are interested in – what you say in your cover letter, and how you say it, is equally important. Stand out from the crowd with these tips for writing a great cover letter. Read more…

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Looking closer

by Gary Fishlock

Everyday life is riddled with unexplained oddities, quirks of human nature and moments of pure absurdity

November is National Novel Writing Month. This annual, internet-based initiative has been running for 16 years and encourages registered participants to write a 50,000 word novel (or the first 50,000 words of a longer novel) within the month of November. Not a day before, not a day after.

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What my Dad taught me


No matter what you do or what you want to achieve in life, never give up, always keep going and never stop

Dad is usually our first hero and though he may not have all the formal qualifications, he is often our first teacher as well (sure, Mum may have also played a role here :P).

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